In part two of my conversation with The Mormon Girl (Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl), a question about Jon Huntsman leads to surprising (to me) news about the sense in which Mormons are like Jews. It has to do with the role of religious belief in defining the tribe.
TODAY IN SLATE
Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS
But the next president might.
Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?
Here are the facts.
The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender
What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?